Historical Weaponology 8 2020

“Weapons History Journal”, 8, 2020

Editorial Sheremetev D. A. Weapon as a Party to a Relationship Kurochkin A. Y. An Attempt of Hermeneutic Approach to Solve a Problem, Concerning the Interpretation of Indian Historical Weapons as Signs-Objects of Traditional Culture Miloserdov D. Y. Specifity of Identification of the Materials, Used for Oriental Edged Weapons Handles Manufacturing, as well as Pieces of Applied Arts, Made of Rhinoceros Horn Malozyomova E. I. Edged Weapons and Ritualized Theatrical Performances in Iran Neratova E. I. Review: D. Y. Miloserdov “Edged Weapons of Afghanistan 19 – early 20th century” Barkan A. Review: D. Y. Miloserdov “Edged Weapons of Afghanistan 19 – early 20th century” Malozyomova E. I., Obrazcov Vs. N. Exhibition Overview: «“Clutching the hilt of the sword …”. Military culture and the weapons traditions of the Middle East» in the Omsk Regional Art Museum named after M. A. Vrubel (November 8, 2019 – May 24, 2020) Lazarevskaja E. G. Exhibition…

Exhibition Overview: “The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I”. The Metropolitan Museum

Lazarevskaya E. G. O vystavke «Poslednij rycar’. Iskusstvo, dospehi i ambicii Maksimiliana I» v muzee Metropoliten [Exhibition Overview: “The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I”. The Metropolitan Museum]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 220 — 223. Lazarevskaja E. G. Download article in Russian

Exhibition Overview: «“Clutching the hilt of the sword …”. Military culture and the weapons traditions of the Middle East» in the Omsk Regional Art Museum named after M. A. Vrubel (November 8, 2019 – May 24, 2020)

Malozyomova E. I., Obraztsov Vs. N. Obzor vystavki iz sobranija Gosudarstvennogo Jermitazha «”Szhimaja rukojat’ mecha…”. Voinskaja kul’tura i oruzhejnye tradicii Blizhnego Vostoka» v Omskom oblastnom hudozhestvennom muzee imeni M. A. Vrubelja (8 nojabrja 2019 goda – 24 maja 2020 goda) [Exhibition Overview: «“Clutching the hilt of the sword …”. Military culture and the weapons traditions of the Middle East» in the Omsk Regional Art Museum named after M. A. Vrubel (November 8, 2019 – May 24, 2020)]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 212 — 219. Malozyomova E. I., Obraztsov Vs. N. Download article in Russian

Edged Weapons and Ritualized Theatrical Performances in Iran

Malozyomova E. I. Holodnoe oruzhie i ritual’no-teatralizovannye predstavlenija v Irane [Edged Weapons and Ritualized Theatrical Performances in Iran]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 151 — 189. Malozyomova E. I. Abstract: The article is devoted to the analyzes of number of Iranian edged weapons, lacking any fighting efficiency but distinctively ornamented, from the collections of the Russian museum of ethnography and Peter the Great Museum of anthropology and ethnography (the Kunstkamera). Such weapons of diversified types (sabers, swords, daggers, battle-axes, defensive weapons) form a considerable part of museum collections, and evidently were produced by quantities in Iran, from where they appeared in the museums either directly, that is important, or via the antique shops in Europe and Russia in the second half of the 19th-the beginning of the 20th centuries. Based on the complex analyses of both the objects, and primary sources as well as research literature on…

Specifity of Identification of the Materials, Used for Oriental Edged Weapons Handles Manufacturing, as well as Pieces of Applied Arts, Made of Rhinoceros Horn

Miloserdov D. Y. Osobennosti opredelenija materiala rukojatej vostochnogo klinkovogo oruzhija, a takzhe hudozhestvennyh i dekorativno-prikladnyh izdelij, izgotovlennyh iz roga nosoroga [Specifity of Identification of the Materials, Used for Oriental Edged Weapons Handles Manufacturing, as well as Pieces of Applied Arts, Made of Rhinoceros Horn]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 135 — 150. Miloserdov D. Y. Abstract: The article actualizes the problem of correct identification and distinguishing of osteological materials, used for manufacturing of different pieces of applied arts, including the handles of edged weapons. The author states these materials to be often described as just “horn”, though horns of different mammals were used. The most complex the problem is with the describing of the objects made of the horn of the rhinoceros. It causes not only mistakes in museum descriptions, but also more serious aftereffects, concerning the definition of insurance value of the objects transported and exhibited.…

An Attempt of Hermeneutic Approach to Solve a Problem, Concerning the Interpretation of Indian Historical Weapons as Signs-Objects of Traditional Culture

Kurochkin A. Y. Opyt germenevticheskogo podhoda k resheniju gnoseologicheskoj problemy interpretacii predmetov istoricheskogo oruzhija Indii kak veshhej-simvolov tradicionnoj kul’tury [An Attempt of Hermeneutic Approach to Solve a Problem, Concerning the Interpretation of Indian Historical Weapons as Signs-Objects of Traditional Culture]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 93 — 134. Kurochkin A. Y. Abstract: The current research presents a bash, had at analyzes of historical weapons of India,  using the cohesive approach, which was proposed by scholars for studying objects, acting in the traditional cultures and having profound symbolic meaning alongside their utilitarian functions. Simultaneously, the very role of these objects and the range of their practical use are comprehended in terms of their ritual, ceremonial, cultic, and other ways of application, which were not the less practical in the traditional cultures. Today the most common approach used for Indian weapons studying is still the one, which was formed…

Weapon as a Party to a Relationship

Sheremetev D. A. (2020). Oruzhie kak sub’ekt otnoshenij [Weapon as a Party to a Relationship]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 4 — 85. Sheremetev D. A. Abstract: The article represents a shot, taken at analyzes of weapon as a party to a relationship in the realm of traditional military cultures. The grounds for the question are the folkloristic data and ethnographic watch that testify the specific for the traditional cultures way of weapon perception, which goes far beyond the instrumental approach, typical for the modern cultures. In a traditional culture object, in general, and weapon, in particular, obtains semantic ties with mythological era of the Creation and hence, have its own cultural status. The special position of weapon in the cultural hierarchy presumes its complex internal structure, which permits it to exist adequately in the system of relationship with other objects and the universe. The current research…

Barkan A.

Information about the author Ariel Barkan — Professor, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA) All of author’s articles Review: D. Y. Miloserdov “Melee weapons of Afghanistan of the 19th – early 20th centuries”

Obraztsov Vs. N.

Information about the author Vsevolod N. Obraztsov – Senior Research, Arsenal department of The State Hermitage (St. Petersburg, Russia) All of author’s articles Exhibition Overview: «“Clutching the hilt of a sword …”. Military culture and weapons traditions of the Middle East» in the Omsk Regional Art Museum named after M. A. Vrubel (November 8, 2019 – May 24, 2020)

Neratova E. I.

Information about the author Elizaveta I. Neratova — Curator of Special Collections of the Russian Ethnographic Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia) All of author’s articles Review: D. Y. Miloserdov. “Melee weapons of Afghanistan 19 – early 20 century”

Lazarevskaya E. G.

Information about the author Ekaterina G. Lazarevskaya – Junior Researcher, Arsenal department of The State Hermitage (St. Petersburg, Russia) All of author’s articles Exhibition Overview: “The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I”